Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 11:15:18 -0600
From: GTr-viika <>
Subject: Re: replacing rusted passenger front fender

Me wrote: > I am trying to determine if it is feasible for me to replace a rusted fender > on my 1990 900tc or should I pay the 350 for my mechanic to do it? $350USD for a new fender welded in place is a good price if you're not capable of doing it yourself. And if by "tc" you mean Turbo Convertible, I wouldn't hack that car. > The rest of the body is in fine shape. I see two welds where the fender > joins the wheel well. It appears I can cut these with a grinder. Are there > other welds? I am considering putting the new fender on with these welds > replaced with JB weld. Can anyone offer any advice? JB Weld will not hold a fender in place, as it would be too great of a surface area, too thick of a JB weld plug, and too much vibrations - essentially, it would just crack off after a few potholes. If you're not capable of welding, but still want to do it yourself, then you'll want to use a drill and rivets - cut the older fender off with a grinder or snips, put the new one into place, drill holes through both surfaces, rivets through the holes, and then bondo over the rivet seam. Not the best repair, but much more serviceable than JB Weld. lycka till! GTr

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